Next workshop:
  1. Create a SmugMug Website (The Basics)
    November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Phoenix Zoo
    December 9, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  3. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. Birds of Prey in Winter Snow
    January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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06 Nov 2017

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Photo Workshop

Join Kathleen Reeder at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for a “wildlife in the desert” experience in the Tucson Mountains! Not a museum in the usual sense, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a 98 acre zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium. There are two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats with over 200 animal species, including native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds. From October – April, the Museum has a daily raptor free flight, described as…

15 Oct 2017

“When the Student is Ready, The Teacher Will Appear” by Don Berman

It was 6:15 am and Janice, that’s my wife, and I were heading to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, in Gilbert, Arizona, just a few miles south and east of Scottsdale. Riparian, an unusual word, means relating to wetlands adjacent to rivers and streams. I’m relatively new to wildlife photography and even newer to birds in flight, which some say is the most challenging type of wildlife photography there is. In 2014, I got an invite to attend a wildlife photo…

05 Oct 2017
Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Wildlife in Winter Snow Photo Workshop

Wildlife in Winter Snow Photo Workshop Join me at Triple D in Kalispell, Montana in January. Photograph wildlife at eye level, in natural settings and in fresh snow.  The most common lens used is a 70-200mm. Photo sessions are scheduled for 3 days, with an additional day reserved in the event of inclement weather. The 2018 workshop is now sold out, but sign up for 2019. Check out the beautiful animal photos below. You retain editorial and commercial rights to all animal…

04 Oct 2017
Leopard Photo by Kathleen Reeder

How to Take a Photo Through a Fence

Use at least 300 mm lens focal length. Use Aperture Priority or Manual Exposure Mode. Set the aperture to f/4 – f/6.3 and shutter speed to 1/500s. Set ISO to 800. Use Auto Focus and the Continuous or AI Servo setting. Set Auto Focus Area Mode to Single or Spot. Find a shaded area of the fence. Place the lens as close to the fence as possible. Place the focus point on the animal’s eyes or face. Sample photos through…

02 Oct 2017

Gemma Gylling Creates Gorgeous Wildlife Artwork with Colored Pencils

Gemma Gylling is an award-winning wildlife artist. You honestly won’t believe her work is done with colored pencils! It’s that amazing! For those interested in learning this creative medium, Gemma is who I recommend. She has books, workbooks and workshops for all skill levels. Read Gemma’s story and enjoy her beautiful art… Kathleen and I met through Triple D in Kalispell, Montana. She teaches photography workshops and I teach art classes at Triple D. I started following her wonderful photography after…

14 Sep 2017

Laura Cervantes Helps Rescue Animals with Her Photos

Laura is the best domestic cat photographer I know. So good that her photos from Paw Placement Animal Rescue enticed me to adopt 2 cats in 2013 and then hire her to photograph both of them at my house. She captured their individual personalities in her photos and I am grateful for her services. Here is Laura’s story and some of her special little cat photos… I specialize in pet photography and mainly I photograph little cats. My love for cats was…

29 Aug 2017
hummingbirds photo by Kathleen Reeder

Hummingbirds in Sedona 2017 Trip Report

Did you know hummingbirds are found only in the Americas? Of the 342 known species, 16 breed in the United States. Hummingbirds migrate at a time determined by genetic programming. Sedona Arizona is on the migration path as hummers fly to their winter destinations. For about two weeks in the the middle of August, they stop and rest in the yards of hummingbird-friendly Sedona residents. Hummers return to sites where they found good food supplies the year before. They eat insects…

25 Aug 2017

Steve Hinczynski Shines Light on Photographing Sharks

It’s very flattering to have a fellow photographer, especially one as talented as Kathleen, ask you to be a guest blogger to talk about your own photography. So, let me start off with a big thank you to Kathleen for the invite. I met Kathleen thru a mutual friend, Prayeri Harrison, one of the owners/founders of Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Arizona. I went to the Park frequently to keep my photography skills up to speed, try different ways…

04 Aug 2017
Black bears. Photo by Kathleen Reeder

Minnesota Black Bears and Wildlife Connection 2017 Trip Report

Minnesota is the most northern state outside of Alaska, and has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. There are an estimated 12,000-15,000 black bears in Minnesota. Photographing the North American Black Bear was the purpose of this 3-day photo workshop and it was wildly successful with over 150 sightings. Check out the photos below to see a sampling of the bears my group photographed and how close we were on the ground to these free-roaming animals.…

04 Aug 2017
Andrea Sobotka

Andrea Sobotka Shares Her Insights About Capturing the Spirit of Animals

What could an Animal Communicator and Holistic Energy Healer have in common with a Wildlife Photographer? Most importantly, a passion and love for wildlife. I have been following Kathleen Reeder’s wonderful wildlife photography for several years now. Until recently, we had not met in person but were connected through Facebook and have both held workshops at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park on our respective subjects. I could see through her beautiful images that we both share an immense passion for…